The old franchise, Sylvanian Families, is making the first movie since its release in 1985. For a note, it starts as collectible anthropomorphic animal figurines made of plastic. Then, it was serialized as a series by DIC Animation City and TMS Entertainment in 1987.
These toys had their glory in the late 80s to early 90s which spread their distribution to UK and USA. Yet they continued to fall and rise throughout the years. Despite the worldwide distribution, the Sylvanian Family still has a strong base in Japan.
Currently, the franchise has a movie titled “Sylvanian Families The Movie: A Gift from Freya” which was announced on June 9, 2023. At the same time, they released a key visual revealing the release date of the movie.
It is confirmed that Sylvanian Families The Movie: A Gift from Freya will premiere on November 23, 2023. So, what this movie has to offer? Below, we attach the PV, Key Visual, and list of staff and cast members. Read on!
Sylvanian Families Calico Critters PV
The trailer was released on June 9, 2023. It is expected that the movie is meant for children. With a visual like that, the viewer can’t differentiate whether it is made by CGI or stop motion technique like other Sylvanian Families series.
For those who wondering how this series is supposed to look, there is a YouTube channel for Sylvanian Families. Though the channel went on hiatus eight months ago, it started to upload the content again last month.
The key visual was released at the same time as PV. It shows a white rabbit who is also the protagonist of the movie, Freya. The release date is shown below the key visual.
Cast and Staff
While the key staff has been revealed at an early stage, the cast members were only revealed on September 4, 2023. At this point, there are 10 confirmed casts. They are:
- Yuina Kuroshima as Freya
- Mayu Matsuoka as Stella
- Nonoka Murataka as Creme
- Yu Aoi as Terry
- Satoshi Hino as Frazier
- DAIGO as Blues
- Inori Minase as Lyla
- Akeno Watanabe as Cocoa
- Kaede Hondo as Ralph
- Misa Watanabe as the Narrator
Kazuya Konaka (Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atom) is directing the movie at Frebari, while Hiroto Kobayashi (To Your Eternity) is responsible for the series composition. Jun Ichikawa (The Morose Mononokean II, Engaged to the Unidentified) is composing the music.
Frequently Asked Questions
The movie will premiere on November 23, 2023, across Japan.
Frebari will be the one to produce this movie. Unlike previous series, this is the first time they contract this studio.